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Midwinter Meeting Press Kit
January  14 -  19, 2005


The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds an annual business meeting known as the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Generally held in January, the conference draws more than 10,000 leaders in the library and information industry for some 2,500 meetings and events. Some 450 exhibits feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials available to today's libraries and their users.


Highlights include announcements of the "Academy Awards" of children's literature – the Newbery and Caldecott Medals – and other awards and lists recognizing the best in literature and audiovisual materials for children, teens and adults.


Members of the media interested in attending ALA's Midwinter Meeting should e-mail contact Larra Clark, media relations manager,, or Macey L. Morales, PR coordinator,, with your contact information and media outlet. A confirmation e-mail will be sent, and media badges may be picked up on-site in the event Press Office.


Press Room Location:

John B. Hynes Convention Center, LEVEL 1, HALLWAY A,  G120


Press Room Phone Number:



Friday,January 14         8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 15    7:30 am - 5 p.m.

Sunday, January 16      7:30 am - 5 p.m.

Monday, January 17      7:30am  - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18     8 a.m. -  Noon


**ALA Midwinter Meeting Awards 2005 **

Press Release

ALA to announce Newbery, Caldecott award winners; discuss funding, recruitment at Boston conference

ALA President presents "Creating an Advocacy Epidemic" at Midwinter Meeting in Boston, January 14-19 - Malcolm Gladwell to keynote

Chris Bohjalian, Nathaniel Philbrick, Tom Perrotta to speak at ALA Author Forum

New children's book list counters negative stereotypes of elderly

New librarians reject stereotypes, embody nation's diversity

Mendelssohn String Quartet featured at ALA Midwinter Curley Lecture

More than 1 million residents slated to lose library service in New York, California

RUSA announces Awards Recognition Reception

**Midwinter Meeting program highlights

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